Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South

  title={Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South},
  author={Grady Mcwhiney and Forrest Mcdonald},
"Cracker Culture" is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history. Among Scotch-Irish settlers the term Cracker initially designated a person who boasted, but in American usage the word has come to designate poor whites. McWhiney uses the term to define culture rather than to signify an economic condition. Although all poor whites were Crackers, not all Crackers were poor whites… 
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